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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply knowledge of diet and nutrition to improving golf performance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120204  Apply knowledge of diet and nutrition to improving golf performance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2008-11-30  SAQA 0463/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-30   2012-11-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a golf club environment, specialising in golf retailing, added services to golf clubs, golf coaching, sports science and golf event management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to individuals who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished sports management and sports administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Defining health, health requirements and choices.
  • Analysing and interpreting the concepts of a balanced diet and essential nutrients.
  • Analysing the energy needs of the golfer and determining dietary solutions accordingly.
  • Identifying and applying an appropriate diet for golfing performance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define health, health requirements and risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health in relation to the professional, physical and mental needs of an individual are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key factors of health are explained and discussed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key health factors include, but are not limited to, substance intake, exercise, rest, liquid intake, lifestyle and environment, inherited factors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship of human choice to health and factors that influence health are analysed and typical examples explored in relation to their consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health risks associated with poor nutrition are identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks include but are not limited to substance abuse, lifestyle choice, genetic factors.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and interpret the concepts of a balanced diet and essential nutrients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of foods are described in relation to health needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of a balanced diet is evaluated in relation to health needs, individual health contexts and golf. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The six essential nutrients and their forms, functions and purpose in health are identified and described with examples of which foods contain them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A balanced diet for golfers is analysed and motivated in terms of its benefits for the golfer in terms of improved performance and increased enjoyment of the game. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the energy needs of the golfer and determine dietary solutions accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The performance energy needs of a golfer are examined in the context of training and competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glycaemic indices in relation to energy foods are explained and applied to a golfing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The energy value of different foods is calculated in kilocalories or kilojoules and are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of nutritional deficiencies pertaining to golf performance are identified and possible solutions proposed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and explain an appropriate diet for golfing performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various beverages are evaluated for adequate hydration in the context of golfing performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of smoking on golfing performance are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dietary requirements of energy reserves and muscle oxygenation are analysed in a golfing context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dietary and health requirements are explained and understood in the context of preparation for competition golfing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of a fluid replacement plan is explained in the context of different climatic conditions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic health principles as they apply to the professional, physical and mental needs of an individual.
  • Diet, nutrition and hydration.
  • Techniques for analysing performance energy needs of a golfer.
  • A basic understanding of glycaemic indices.
  • Formulating a diet and nutrition programme within a golfing context.
  • Fluid replacement plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to analyse dietary and energy requirements for golfing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to keep abreast of the latest research in relation to diet and nutrition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that the correct information pertaining to diet and nutrition is gathered and applied to golfing performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to analyse energy, nutritional and health needs of the golfer. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to outline and explain a nutritional programme to a golfer. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others by demonstrating a clear understanding of how health choices, dietary and nutritional needs affect golfing performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that dietary and health problem-solving contexts within the golfing context do not exist in isolation and that many external factors may influence this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by providing sound advice on diet and nutrition within a golfing environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50017   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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